“Early this evening, I already got the recommendations of our experts and it’s very favorable,” Domingo said.
“So ‘pag dumating po ‘yong maraming in-order…na mga Pfizer, maaari na po itong gamitin sa mga batang 12- to 15-year-olds.”
Pfizer is one of seven vaccines — plus another pending application — the FDA has given a EUA on adults in the country. There are 16 vaccines available worldwide.
All these vaccines are on EUA “because there is no fully developed vaccine anywhere in the world that has been registered for.”
None of the vaccine manufacturers have a license to commercially sell the vaccines. Hence the roundabout way governments are procuring them and the strict regulations on their use.
Four vaccine brands are currently being used in the Philippines.
As of May 24, some 8.279 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been delivered to the country, according to data of the National COVID-19 Vaccination Operation Center. Over 4.169 million doses have been administered as of May 23.
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Globally, more than 1.63 billion doses have been administered in 196 countries. This means approximately 28.4 million doses are administered a day.